Harry Potter Week: Oh, Grow Up!

Why does a grown woman whose children outgrew Harry Potter 10 years ago like it enough to write a week’s worth of blogs about it?  Lots of reasons.  The first of which is:

1.  I don’t want really want to grow up.

You're a wizard, Harry.

You’re a wizard, Harry.

2. How cool would it be to find out you are a wizard?  What could I do with those particular abilities?  Let me tell you, power over people holds no appeal for me, but there are sooo many things I would do if I could.  Never mind housework and cooking, there are a few people I would like to turn into a weasel like Mad-eye Moody does Draco in Goblet of Fire.  Especially the people who bullied my son in middle school.

Mad-eye Moody

Mad-eye Moody

3. I love castles, and Hogwarts is one of the most amazing castles ever.  Adult or child, who wouldn’t love to be cut loose in a place like that? When we were in Germany, our viewing in Neuschwanstein was pretty limited; having free run of Hogwarts would be a dream come true.



4. Invisibility cloak.  Need it, love it.  I’m not sure I want to hear people talking about me (TMI) but it would be outstanding to be able to listen to and watch other people when they didn’t know I was close by.



5. Finally, I really, really want my own wand.   11-inch, cherry wood, with a Pegasus tail hair.  Just because Rowling doesn’t mention a Pegasus, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any in the wizarding world.

This wand will do.

This wand will do.

There are so many other reasons I love Harry Potter, but I’ll save them for next year’s Harry Potter week.

 Happy Halloween, Everybody!!

One thought on “Harry Potter Week: Oh, Grow Up!

  1. Here by way of Suzie’s #SundayBlogShare.

    This takes me back to reading some online magazine articles about the so-called “death of adulthood” in U.S. culture, and eventually tracing back to an article called “Against YA: Adults should be embarrassed to read children’s books.”

    Well, obviously, I disagree with that sentiment, as so many such books dealt in the realm of myth. I wrote a post called “The Power of Myth: Stories are not just for children” in response. We need myth, and I think Joseph Campbell proved that.

    I don’t know what your comment moderation policy is, so I’m not linking it now, but if you’d like to read it, I will.

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